Kōrero: Wetlands

Tussock sedge

Tussock sedge

Widespread in swamps, Carex secta is a tussock-forming sedge. Its drooping leaves are rough and can cut the skin.

There are about 60 known species of Carex in New Zealand’s wetlands – some are hard to distinguish unless they are flowering or in seed (inset).

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photographs by Peter Johnson

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Johnson, 'Wetlands - Reeds, rushes, sedges and low growers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15114/tussock-sedge (accessed 2 March 2021)

He kōrero nā Peter Johnson, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007